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anne makovec has more on the investigation. good morning. >> reporter: arson investigators are here at this storage unit in campbell around the corner from this apartment building behind me. at 1:00 this morning, somebody reported smoke coming from that storage unit when they got here firefighters put out a small fire and found the body of an adult inside. the police won't say how that person died if it's the fire or during the fire. they are calling it an undetermined death investigation not a murder investigation. >> at this point we don't have specific evidence to call it a homicide. we are look at the different possibilities. once we get questions answered we'll be able to better determine what happened here this morning. >> reporter: unit is 6 by 4 feet detached from the apartment building part of a car pot. there is minimal damage to the unit because the fire department put out the fire
very quickly. but arson investigators are here and the police are waiting for more information from the coroner as to who this person was and how this person died. live in campbell, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. now to a developing story we have been following out of siskiyou county near the oregon border. northbound interstate 5 remains closed at this hour after a massive 64-car pile-up. the series of crashes started around 6:30 last night. the pile-up stretched for nearly a mile along the northbound side of the freeway between yreka and the state border. at least 7 people suffered minor to moderate injuries and they were taken to area hospitals. black ice is being blamed for the accident. and here in the bay area, it's a little chilly out there. >> it is more than a little bit chilly by california standards anyway. elizabeth will put some numbers to that. hey, elizabeth. >> good morning. it's anything but hot outside. we have been saying the word cold a lot this morning. i need my thesaurus to come up with a different term. any way you say it, it is quite
chilly out there. we have freeze warnings posted for parts of the north bay frost advisories for everywhere else but especially the east santa clara valleys and along the bay. we are talking about 20s to mid- 30s in the coldest spots. temperatures out the door now. we have deep blue forming meaning it's cold especially up in napa. santa rosa 28 degrees as well as in fairfield. east bay valleys livermore coming in below freezing now and it's been that way overnight. san francisco a little warmer at 41. but obviously, it is chilly everywhere you go. grab a jacket. by this afternoon, we are going to warm things up to about the low to mid-50s so similar to what we saw yesterday. we are going to see some sunshine but you will notice the temperatures are slightly below average for this time of year anywhere from two to actually about 7 degrees below average. in san jose. so we decided to send our
reporter out cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran out in the freezing temperatures in san anselmo. okay, cate. weave frost on the windows and everything. >> reporter: we are in san anselmo where freezing temperatures will last until 8 a.m. some of last night's overnight temperatures were the coldest we have seen since january. last night it reached pleasanton and neighbors felt the chill in the air. >> we have layers on both the kids. we're good to go. the freezing temperatures won't be here long. we are expected to warm up and bring a little bit of rain as
liz mentioned and that makes state water managers happy. since july of this year, 132% more rain than normal has fallen in san francisco and oakland has had more than 9" of rainfall since summer and that's 7" more than last year. as for the cold temperatures, if you are here in the north bay or east bay this morning, get ready for that freezing morning commute. i advise get into your car a little early. turn on the defrost and if you have cd cases in your car use those as a substitute for ice scrapers this morning. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> that's a good tip, cate. thank you. well, we should see all this is affecting traffic and for that we go to gianna. what's the latest? >> well, let's head to the bay bridge right now. no metering lights just yet but we are starting to see a backup now slow and go conditions as you work your way towards the toll plaza. mostly in those cash lanes. fastrak lanes are still moving okay. now, over to our maps, a couple of accidents to report. brand-new one westbound 580 at vasco blocking the middle lane of. we are seeing delays under 25 miles per hour through there as a result and that increases
your drive time through the altamont pass. 26 minutes westbound 580. altamont pass to 680. 680 itself okay in certain spots through walnut creek but if you are heading south 680 at calaveras, we have reports of an accident blocking the off- ramp there. ben lomond we have downed power lines and trees down in the road. chp is on scene. there are closures in place. there is one-way traffic control in some spots. so avoid the area. they are saying at least noon until things reopen. back to you. >> thank you. this morning, classes will resume at san jose city college less than 24 hours after a lockdown. yesterday afternoon, a caller reported seeing a man possibly armed with a gun at the tech center building. s.w.a.t. teams and heavily armed police officers searched the campus room by room during a three- hour lockdown. the city college president says the school immediately sent a text and went into lockdown mode. students and faculty were
slowly released from classrooms as officers searched the entire five-story building. >> we definitely barricaded down. we definitely sat there. we hushed our voices, got away from all the windows, mad sure we weren't anywhere near where anyone can look in and we were afraid. >> in the end police found no indication that a gunman was on campus. more people are coming forward talking about interactions with connecticut gunman lanza. workers at a newtown hair salon where lanza and his mother were regular customers say they never heard him speak. they say that his mother nancy lanza would give her son directions about what to do and where to go. meanwhile investigators are still not clear about what motivated him to open fire at that elementary school school on friday. cbs news's marlie hall has more live from newtown. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. while the motive behind this tragic school shooting remains unclear, one thing is for sure, emotions are still raw here in
newtown, connecticut. five funerals are scheduled for today in this one small town and people are still reeling. hundreds gathered for memorial service to remember sandy hook elementary principal dawn hochsprung. she died trying to stop the shooter after he broke into the school. >> you don't have to know her. you just have to know what she did is an act of selflessness and that touches humanity. >> reporter: hochsprung's funeral is just one of five that will be held today. tuesday saw two more children laid to rest. 6-year-old james mattioli loved sports and math. his family called him a numbers guy. and jessica rekos loved horses. she wanted a cowgirl hat for christmas. yesterday was a day of mixed emotions for many parents and students as school reopened in newtown for everyone except the kids who attend sandy hook elementary. >> so, like, surreal. >> reporter: there were some who stayed away. >> my neighbor up the street, her kid didn't come back. >> reporter: but there was also this: smiles from children who appeared to be happy to be
going back to school. the tragedy here has reopened a debate on what kind of guns should be allowed in society, with many now taking a new look at the issue. there's a groundswell of support in washington, d.c. to look at new laws that would ban magazines that hold dozens of bullets at a time even from pro gun legislators. >> i go hunting. i never put more than three shells in my clip. it holds five. >> reporter: even the national rifle association chimed in to say, "the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again." >> reporter: white house spokesman jay carney says the president is actively supporting a bill to reinstate the assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004.
>> have there been visitors pouring into town in the aftermath of this that has gained so many attention? >> reporter: there are a lot of visitors interest neighboring towns here in connecticut. they have all been stopping by the several makeshift memorials that have been erected in the middle of town. they are dropping off cards and notes, balloons, even teddy bears, or just stopping to reflect and remember the slain people. >> marlie hall live in newtown, thank you. 'tis the season to give and the glide foundation along with gap, inc., is doing just that. this is a live look right now at a grocery bag giveaway about to kick off in san francisco. you can see lots of people braving the cold out there to stand in line. they are already lining up at glide this is on alice street. this is why. about 5500 free bags full of food will be handed out to some of the families. some of glide's corporate partners will also make monetary contributions. the giveaway starts at 7:30 this morning and goes through
noon. >> it is 10 minutes after 6:00 now on this wednesday morning. thanks, by the way, for stopping by cbs 5. we appreciate it. coming up, plan b is dead on arrival. the deadlock just 13 days to go until we go over the "fiscal cliff." >> huge lapses in security. the new report blasting the state department for the deadly consulate attack in libya. >> and fearless or foolish? a man makes the dangerous decision to tackle an armed robber. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
him to the ground holding him until police arrive. turns out the hero is actually the cashier's brother. but hey, i don't know. you have a gun pointing in your face? maybe let them take the money. anyway, take a look at this mess. a huge tree came crashing down on this truck in south los angeles. the driver was inside when it happened. he was stuck for quite some time. but he suffered no injuries. luckily. high winds in the area, they brought several trees and power lines down yesterday. it's amazing. >> all right. now, ladies and gentlemen, at 15 minutes after 6:00, time for a bent metal update. let's see what's going on on the roads. >> there is some bent metal out there along 580 causing a backup. westbound 580 as you work your way towards pleasanton, now the accident is just east of there. i'll show you on our maps here. westbound 580 at vasco, two cars tangled up the number 3 lane now down for the count. you can see a line of red building behind it so less than 25 miles per hour as you work your way out of the altamont
pass into livermore. so that is increasing your drive time at least now 28 minutes about between that area all the way towards 680. so give yourself some extra time. elsewhere if you are headed along 680 we are still dealing with an accident on the off- ramp but it's clearing south 680 at calaveras not affecting the main line of the roadway. we are seeing lots of green through there. if you are work your way through ben lomond highway 9 they have changed the location shadowbrook road lanes blocked around that area due it a downed tree in the road as well as power lines. chp saying at least noon until all of this reopens up. there was one-way traffic control near glen arbor to get through the area but avoid it if you can. antioch brake lights westbound 4 eastbound slow also through there. but bart is on time. mass transit no delays,'s, muni, caltrain, ferries so a great way to avoid delays. by the way, elizabeth, metering lights are on at the bay bridge. >> looks like things are going to heat up over at the bay bridge. we are cooling things down in weather.
in fact, 10 degrees cooler in some spots than compared to this time yesterday morning. clear and cold start. we got some areas of frost, as well. we have freeze advisories and one out in the north bay and then frost advisories on our east and south bay valleys. we'll see rain returning looks like tomorrow night. so we'll show you a look at the seven-day forecast coming up. it's all about the temperatures. santa rosa, napa, fairfield, 20s below freezing though in consumer report livermore little warmer in san francisco at 41 degrees. clear and cold, no cloud cover out there to warm things up. rain beginning tomorrow evening. we are closely watching that low pressure system moving in from the gulf of alaska. and so it's kind of a slow mover. it's getting here later than we
initially thought. the majority of the day will be dry. if you are going out of town for the weekend, clear, cold, no delays, highs about 52 degrees. not too many clouds out there no fog to slow you down. houston traveling around the country, 77 degrees mostly cloudy skies there. got some snow out in denver and mostly to partly cloudy. chicago and new york chilly, as well. so our afternoon highs once again we are going to see sunshine but these temperatures are not going to bump out of the mid-50s. mid-50s in oakland. 52 in san francisco. 51 out in fairfield and livermore. pretty similar to what we saw yesterday in fact. all right. here's your forecast. over the next several days, that rain makes a comeback thursday evening. and then it's sticking around things remaining unsettled friday straight into the weekend until we finally dry out christmas eve and christmas day on monday and tuesday. that's a check of your seven- day forecast. back to you guys. >> looking good. thanks. reaction is expected from capitol hill this morning on a just-released report about that
deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. the report says grossly inadequate security because of management failures is to blame. ambassador chris stevens of the bay area along with three other americans were killed in the attack. the report concludes there was no protest before the ambush. that's all part of the unclassified portion of the findings. the rest of the information is only for those with high level clearance. >> it's going up to senate and house assigned reading rooms like we always do with classified information. >> the report acknowledged that the siege was unanticipated and they found no cause for disciplinary action. house speaker john boehner wants a house vote on his latest plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff." boehner's plan b would raise taxes on everyone making more than a million dollars a year while cutting spending to benefit programs like medicare. democratic leaders have already rejected that idea. president obama had been firm
about higher taxes for everyone making a quarter million dollars or more. but now, he appears willing to raise that cutoff point to $400,000. other bay area hid every headlines, berkeley councilmembers took up the "no drone" zone issue last night. drones are unmanned aircraft used beat government to watch over u.s. ports and international borders. critics say the drones are an invasion of privacy. the matter will be revisited next year. people in san jose will finally get fluoride in their drinking water. yesterday the santa clara valley water district approved a plan to fund the project aimed at improving dental health. it will take about two years to get the system operating. 20 minutes after 6:00. they are red-hot. the warriors played the hornets in oakland last night. >> plus unruffled. how a pidgeon crashed the raiders game on sunday. >> and pack your chains if you
are heading out of town towards the sierra. snow is likely. looks like saturday and sunday. got some good skiing conditions in kirkwood once the snow comes down, 3" of new snow expected there. at northstar more snow expecting 6" packed powder with 12 lifts ready to go open to the public. similar story over at sugar bowl. lots of snow 2" of the powder. we have six lifts open. we'll have much more a look at your seven-day forecast coming right up. hero's welcome ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
welcome back. this is it. one of the coldest mornings we have seen so far this year. we have the freeze warnings posted out in parts of the north and east bays. and then pretty soon we have rain coming back into our forecast. we'll show you that seven-day forecast coming right up. you're not buying this cold
weather thing, are you? >> you know what? i do get cold even though i'm from colorado i do get cold in this weather. >> 23 degrees and snow in denver today by the way. >> i know. [ laughter ] >> warrior's first home game in 15 days taking on the new orleans hornets. david lee has some impressive numbers. 26 points and nine rebounds. but the struggling hornets didn't give up easily. the game was tied at 92 in the 4th but the warriors shook them off and won 103-96. now for our play of the day from colorado. andre miller from the denver nuggets to gallinari for the alley-oop. the nuggets beat the san antonio spurs 112-106. looks like they are wearing those kickback jerseys. check out the newest member of the raider nation. generally telestrators are used to illustrate the finer points of the game but in this case
the second quarter of the raiders-chiefs game in oakland on sunday the telestrator pointed out a picktion pidgeon wandering around for 7 minutes oblivious. it almost was stomped on. a groundskeeper scooped it up in bucket. come to union square and scoop up 10,000. >> no kidding. >> no word if the raiders will be pursuing the pidgeon before the draft deadline. >> i'm glad it was safe though. >> yes. safe and home. that's baseball. 26 minutes after 6:00. coming up lockdown lifted am the security scare for a south bay college campus. >> plus, a 60-car pile-up closes interstate 5. what was on the road that caused the chain reaction. >> and a body is found inside a storage unit that somehow caught fire. a mysterious death in the south bay. we have a live report next. ,, ,,,,
i'm brian hackney. frank hae week off. time is 6-- >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning. it's wednesday, december 18. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm brian hackney. frank is off this week. time now 6:30. santa clara county firefighters made an unexpected discovery at the scene of a small fire a body. anne makovec joins from us campbell. >> reporter: firefighters have left the scene but there are still a lot of questions about a mysterious death. i'm in campbell. the storage unit was on fire and is around the corner from the building here behind me. here's a closer look at that unit. the fire broke out at 1:00 this
morning. somebody reported smoke coming from the storage unit. they found a body inside the unit after they put out the small fire. they say the body is an adult. police won't say how the person died, if it was before or during the fire. they are calling it an undetermined death investigation not a murder investigation. >> at this point we don't have specific evidence to call it a homicide. obviously, we're looking at all the different possibilities and once we get all the questions answered we'll be able to better determine what happened here this morning. >> reporter: the storm unit was small, 6 by 4 feet, the storage unit. it's detached from the apartment building part of a carport in the driveway. there was minimal damage done to the storage unit. arson investigators are expected back here this morning. we are waiting to find out how
the person died and how the fire started. live in campbell, anne makovec, cbs 5. northbound 5 near the other than border has now been reopened. the freeway was shut down for more than 12 hours following a huge 64-car pile-up. the series of crashes in siskiyou county started about 6:30 last night. the pile-up stretched for a mile along the northbound side of the freeway between yreka and the state border. at least 7 people suffered minor to moderate injuries and were taken to area hospitals. the cause black ice and fog is being blamed for the accident. >> right here in the bay area we are feeling the freeze. this is actually the coldest it's been since january. >> since last january. we are within two days of the winter solstice. >> yeah. you can really feel that sting in the air. it's quite chilly. we are seeing readings in the 20s right now. you can see freeze warnings posted in the north bay and
where you see that red that's where it's coldest. we have frost advisories in the east bay valleys valleys and along the bay. temperatures in the 20s and 30s in a lot of spots. out the door fairfield 28 degrees. 28 as well in napa. below freezing in places like concord and livermore. these temperatures have not really budged much in the last half hour or so. san francisco a little warmer in the low 40s. but it's still going to feel chilly so bring a jacket. this afternoon we'll warm up a tad to the 50s similar to yesterday and we'll see sunshine. now, this is actually slightly below average for this i am too far year. two to seven degrees depending where you are and we have rain in the seven-day forecast. we'll show that you coming up. cate caugiran is out in the cold since about 4:30 this morning. are you going numb yet? >> yes. my hands are stuck to the microphone so they wouldn't
come off until i thaw out in the news van. but let me show you what it looks like here in san anselmo. frost is covering the cars here. it's been like this since 4:30 a.m. as brian mentioned we are a few days away from the official start to winter but it looks like winter is kick-starting things a little earlier. according to the national weather service, we have a cold front moving through the bay area. some of last night's overnight temperatures are the coldest since january. temperatures will reach freezing or below and last night people were bundle up in the east bay where it reached 39 degrees in pleasanton. >> we have three layers on both of them socks under the sleepers so we're good to go. >> we'll warm up over the next few nights but soon you will need a rain jacket because rain is coming back. since july 132" of rain in san
francisco and oakland more than 9" of rain since summer and that's 7" more than last year. since july, 132% of rain in san francisco. freezing temperatures are expected to last until 8 a.m. this morning so it's a good idea to bundle up and grab the hat, scarf and gloves and what you need to keep you warm in the morning. it's time to defrost the windshields. live in san francisco, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> i brought one glove i packed my backpack poorly got into the live van got excited to do this live shot and realized i only had one glove. >> you only need one hand to hold the microphone. >> exactly. it's stuck! >> it was a lot colder than expected. i walked outside. it felt windy as well and chilly. grab that jacket get going this
morning as you hit the roadways. it's busy at the bay bridge. metering lights are on. you're backed up at least to the 880 overpass at this point. maybe beyond that. no accidents at the maze. jumping to 580/680, headed to the pleasanton dublin interchange a few headlights there. typical hot spots this morning at tassajara. westbound 580 vasco road we have an accident cleared out of the number of three lane over to the right shoulder but we are seeing a line of red speeds under 25 miles per hour. slow-and-go conditions through the altamont pass. 24 minutes now since they have it over to the right shoulder. ben lomond highway 9 at shadowbrook looks like this area is still shut down for downed tree and power lines in the roadway. also north 101 along the peninsula we have reports of an accident near san bruno over to the right shoulder. but we are seeing delays there. also delays you can see here on our maps on 101 in the south bay. that's traffic. back to you.
>> thank you. final exams are set to resume at the san jose city college this morning less than 24 hours after a campus lockdown. yesterday afternoon, a caller reported seeing a man possibly armed with a gun at the tech center building. s.w.a.t. teams searched the campus room by room during a three-hour lockdown. city college officials say the school immediately sent a text message and went into lockdown mode. students and faculty were released to classrooms as officers searched the five- story building. >> we definitely barricaded down and sat there and hushed our voices got away from all the windows, made sure we weren't anywhere near where anybody can look in and we were worried. we were afraid. >> you can understand why. in the end, police weren't able to find any indication that a gunman was ever on campus. this morning, more details are emerging about the life of connecticut gunman adam lanza. workers at a newtown hair salon where adam lanza and his mother were regular customers say they never heard him speak.
they say nancy lanza would give her son directions about what to do and where to go. investigators are still not clear what motivated lanza but connecticut's chief medical examiner says he is seeking genetic clues. cbs news's marlie hall has more from newtown. reporter: hundreds gathered for memorial service to remember sandy hook elementary principal dawn hochsprung. she died trying to stop the shooter after he broke into the school. >> you don't have to know her. you just have to know what she did is an act of selflessness and that touches humanity. >> reporter: hochsprung's funeral is just one of five that will be held today. tuesday saw two more children laid to rest. 6-year-old james mattioli loved sports and math. his family called him a numbers guy. and jessica rekos loved horses. she wanted a cowgirl hat for christmas. yesterday was a day of mixed emotions for many parents and students as school reopened in newtown for everyone except the kids who attend sandy hook elementary. >> so, like, surreal. >> reporter: there were some who stayed away. >> my neighbor up the street, her kid didn't come back.
>> reporter: but there was also this: smiles from children who appeared to be happy to be going back to school. the tragedy here has reopened a debate on what kind of guns should be allowed in society, with many now taking a new look at the issue. there's a groundswell of support in washington, d.c. to look at new laws that would ban magazines that hold dozens of bullets at a time even from pro gun legislators. >> i go hunting. i never put more than three shells in my clip. it holds five. >> reporter: even the national rifle association chimed in to say, "the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again." >> reporter: white house spokesman jay carney says the president is actively supporting a bill to reinstate the assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004. >> the nra will hold a news conference on friday and barbara boxer will hold a news conference this morning to discuss new school security legislation. another big blow for the
san jose police department. it's now losing its second in command. assistant chief ricky getty is leaving after 16 years to take over as chief of police in piedmont. she beat out 50 other candidates for the piedmont job. san jose is already scrambling to replace chris moore who will retire in january. the holidays are all about giving and the glide foundation along with gap is doing that. the massive grocery bag giveaway is about to kick off in san francisco. let's look outside. you can see the people are already starting to line up at glide on ellis street. they started lining up around 5:00 this morning braving the cold out there. this is why. about 5500 free bags full of food will be handed out to families. some of glide's corporate partners will also make monetary contributions. the giveaway starts at 7:30 this morning and it's going through noon. >> 20 minutes before 7:00 on
your wednesday morning. an angry bird or a viral fakeout? some almost too amazing video of an eagle snatching a child? >> plus, don't go into the water. what sparked this feeding frenzy off the coast of australia. >> the market just opened up about 10 minutes ago. let's get a quick look at the big board here. it's looking okay so far. coming up we'll get an update from kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. ,, ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,
soyuz rocket blasting into space carrying a three-man crew including an american astronaut. the only way we can get into space now. today's launch made history with astronaut chris hadfield becoming the first canadian to command the international space station. the russian-made spacecraft will deliver three new crew to the orbiting outpost on friday. it's 6:44. let's get another check on the weather because it's chilly out there. >> it is. i know you may be running to your car this morning if you have it parked outside. we are talking really cold temperatures, one of the coldest mornings of the year in fact. so we have a freeze warning and advisory posted across the north and east bay. cool afternoon expected, as well. but the sunshine, that's going to come back and then yes, the rain is also returning, not today but in our seven-day forecast. you will see it for sure. so right now, the temperatures, that's what we're talking about is just how cold we're getting. we are seeing below freezing in a lot of spots. santa rosa, napa, fairfield, we are seeing those readings in the 20s and even in livermore
temperatures below freezing there. it is going to be slightly warmer across parts of the bay. 38 in oakland, 41 in san francisco. but yes, it is jacket weather and we have those freeze warnings posted until about 8:00 this morning. so we're watching this weak high that's what's bringing us these cold temperatures and dry conditions. it is crisp and clear, barely a cloud in the sky. and then rain returns as early as tomorrow evening. it comes from the gulf of a. that's where we're watching that low pressure system. so your pinpoint forecast for your afternoon highs once again we are barely getting out of the mid-50s anywhere you go. it is going to stay cool. mid-50s in oakland, 52 in santa rosa and napa and about 54 degrees if you are in san jose. here's your forecast over the next several days. once again, cool today. this is kind of a slow-moving storm so we're not expecting to hit until thursday in the evening. so the morning commute tomorrow still looks dry. and then unsettled weather continues right into the
weekend on saturday and sunday, before we finally dry out for christmas eve and christmas day. that's a check of your weather forecast. to see how these cool temperatures are impacting the commute, here's gianna. >> let's jump over to the bay bridge toll plaza right now. so far we're seeing business as usual slow-and-go conditions as you work your way towards the pay gates there. metering lights are on so that means you are slow up the incline, as well. delays at least beyond 880 at this point. so as you come off the eastshore freeway, as you work your way through the maze you might see a few brake lights building through there. elsewhere the san mateo bridge bridge though not too badly. extra volume on that westbound side typical this time of the morning. still though about a 15-minute ride between 880 and 101. elsewhere, though, as we jump to our maps on 880 itself, southbound right at a street we have a broken-down bus in the roadway. looks likes it's blocking lanes. traffic is slow approaching the scene. the rest of 880 though northbound not too bad as you head into oakland. 17 minutes between 238 and the maze. and westbound 580 still slow, that accident at vasco over to the right shoulder with a bit of a backup.
>> thank you. a pilot and plane are missing in yosemite national park. the plane was heading from santa barbara to mammoth lakes on monday when it went off radar. it was last seen over the north dome area of yosemite national park. the air force is assisting in the search. but searching has been limited due to bad weather. the pilot's family says he was the only person on board. a public memorial for mexican-american pop star jenni rivera will be held today in los angeles. it will take place this morning at universal city-walk. a private burial will be held separately. rivera died this month after her learjet crashed in northern mexico. six others were also killed. well, a trendy bay area internet company is doing an about-face this morning after a policy change that made users concerned about their privacy. >> here now is kcbs financial reporter jason brooks with more. >> reporter: quite the backlash against instagram that popular
photo sharing site that's owned by facebook. yesterday, it was revealed that the company was making policy changes that would allow it to sell users' photos and information to marketers out there. that resulted in a lot of very angry instagram users and many of them dropped off the site but instagram coming back and saying that that is not its intent. although it does maintain that as a business, it is tasked with finding ways to make money. the housing market is on a rebounded this year and we are continuing to see signs of that. as far as housing starts are concerned in november, we did see a bit of a pull-back. the commerce department reports a 3% drop from the month before. however, future continues to look brighter with building permits up 3.6% and if you compare november to last year at the same time, housing starts were up 21.6%. >> getting strong news from oracle. one of the leading tech companies in the bay area easily topped on profit and revenue expectation. profit was up 18% revenue over
$9.1 billion a key because big tech firms have been under pressure by "fiscal cliff" concerns as well as europe's debt crisis. >> the market off two excellent sessions back-to-back triple- digit gains. flat now. the dow at break even. nasdaq is up by 4. s&p trading lower by a fraction. brian and michelle, back to you. >> thank you. kcbs financial reporter jason brooks. time now for a look at what's coming up later on "cbs this morning." >> gayle king joins us now live from new york. good morning. >> good mornin. we'll talk to john miller about the national rifle association's response to newtown and what he just learned about gun sales across the country. and an inside look at how experts might be able to recover clues from the smashed up hard drives the shooter and a special look at the classic songs of the season with jazz legend the one and only winton marsalis. we'll be here in the studio starting at 7:00 so john and monique start thinking about
your favorite christmas songs. >> gale, it's brian and michelle. >> john and monique have left the studio. >> i'm sorry, brian and michelle. >> it gets confusing. >> sorry. >> we forget who we are, too. >> my bad. >> thank you, gayle. "cbs this morning" starts at 7:00. she tried. >> absolutely. it's -- new this morning, "time" magazine's person of the year award goes to president obama. this is a look at the cover right here. among the eight finalists were yahoo's ceo marisa meyer and apple's tim cook. the president also beat out bill and hillary clinton for the magazine's top honor. one bay area charity just got a huge gift from facebook founder mark zuckerberg. he donated half a billion dollars worth of stock to the silicon valley community foundation. the mountain view nonprofit focuses on health and education. in a statement, a spokesman said the gift will change lives and inspire others to give
back. one little florida girl may be getting coal in her christmas stocking and here's why. neighbors say the 8-year-old has been stealing holiday packages from their doorsteps. they have the video to prove it. there she goes. and there goes the package. residents in one florida neighborhood set up a sting after they noticed several of their packages missing. they included barbie dolls and children's makeup and things 8- year-olds like. police plan to present the case to the juvenile authorities. and in the spirit of the christmas season one man it trying to make amends for a grinch like deed he did 30 years ago. an anonymous man wrote a letter to california mart saying he stole $200 in merchandise from a cincinnati store three decades ago. he also included a money order for $1,000 with the letter. >> you know, i'm always a forgiving person and as kmart as a whole we don't hold any bad intention against anyone.
>> obviously it had been weighing on his mind. a kmart spokesman says the cincinnati store will donate the money to help the struggling families pay their layaway bills. >> maybe that 8-year-old will write a letter someday. >> possibly so. >> here's your barbie back. that would be good. [ laughter ] a remarkable scene off the west australian coast coming up. >> local beaches had to be closed as more than a dozen tiger sharks circled meters from the shore. look at this video. the frenzy attracted curious onlookers. they saw up to 16 tiger sharks feedingof a dolphin carcass. they ranged in size from 3 to 10 feet. >> this you have to see to believe. all right. the video this is posted on youtube from canada. check out this eagle. it's circling around. after it does, it drops down and tries to scoop up a toddler. take a look at that. the bird seems like it had a good grip but it couldn't complete its hunt. the kid was shaken up but okay. some are questioning if the video is real or not but it's
still a must watch. i want to see this attempt one more time... >> actually does lift the child off the ground. >> there's so much stuff on youtube. you don't know if it's real or not. >> all right. thank you, monique. [ laughter ] >> coming up a final check of your top stories. >> plus, spreading christmas cheer early. thousands line up for free groceries in san francisco. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
small fire at a storage uni they got the call about a quarter after one this morning... to an apartment ll. police say it san francisco firefighters discovered a body at a small storage unit at a fire in the south bay. they got a call to an apartment building in campbell early this morning. police say it's too early to
tell whether the death is a homicide. and interstate 5 near the oregon border now back open. it was shut down since about 6:30 last night. there was a massive 64-car pile- up. 7 people suffered minor to moderate injuries and were taken to area hospitals. black ice and fog are to blame for the crash. >> and final exams are set to resume today at san jose city college after a lockdown that involved s.w.a.t. teams. yesterday afternoon a caller reported seeing a man with a gun on campus. after a few hours of searching, police didn't find anything to indicate that there was a gunman. 6:58. let's get one last check of traffic and weather. >> have you heard? it's going to be cold. >> tell us. >> yeah. look after the these temperatures outside right now. it's dropped a couple of degrees closer to sunrise. 27 in santa rosa. 28 in napa and fairfield. we have a freeze advisory posted for the north bay. and some of our east bay valleys as well set to expire
about 8:00 this morning. so later on this afternoon, we are going to warm up to the low to mid-50s and we are going to see sunshine so kind of a similar story to what we saw yesterday. and then the rain returns to the bay area thursday straight on through the weekend but for now it looks dry christmas eve and christmas day. >> all right. jets jump to the freedoms and show you a live look at conditions on 580. westbound slow-and-go towards 680. that accident near vasco now clear and a quick live look at the bay bridge toll plaza, traffic backed up, business as usual, lots of company as you work your way towards the incline. all right, thanks, gianna. well, of course the christmas season all about giving. >> and the glide foundation along with gap, inc., is doing just that. the massive grocery bag giveaway is about to kick off in san francisco. it's actually kicking off now. this is a live look. they are letting people who have been in line since 5:00 this morning outside of glide, they are now letting them all in. and they waited out in line because of this, about 5500 free bags full of food are going to be handed out to
families who really need them. the giveaway starts at 7:30 and goes through noon but they are letting people come in. >> yeah. we appreciate your watching cbs 5 this morning. frank will be back next week. he is off skiing somewhere. your next local update is at 7:25. have a good morning. captions by: caption colorado email@example.com good morning to our viewers in the west. wednesday, december 19th, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." a scathing new report condemns the state department for the deadly attacks in benghazi, libya. >> the nra prepares to break its silence on the newtown shootings at students head back to school. >> a major snowstorm could cause holiday travel troubles. and instagram users go nuts after being told their photos could be used by advertisers. >> we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye